Official statement from Producers Guild of India on 15th November

Official statement from Producers Guild of India on 15th November

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Producers Guild of India amends by-laws :

Makes it mandatory for members to implement ‘The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace’ (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013 (PoSH)

Mumbai, 15th November 2018, Producers Guild of India at its Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on 14th November, 2018 in Mumbai unanimously passed a resolution to amend its by-laws thereby making it mandatory for all those members who fall under the purview of the The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013 (PoSH), to implement the requisite laws including constitution of Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) and accordingly submit a declaration to the Producers Guild of India confirming enforceability of necessary PoSH guidelines within their organisation.

Prior to the EGM, Producers Guild of India also conducted a workshop through a specialized external agency which made a comprehensive presentation highlighting various facets and provisions required to be statutorily executed under the PoSH Act 2013. The objective of the EGM along with the workshop was not only to educate members on the legal provisions of the PoSH Act 2013 but also sensitize them about the growing need and urgency to institute and implement robust processes at their workplaces.

President of the Producers Guild of India, Siddharth Roy Kapur stated that “It is incredibly heartening to see the unanimous support that our members have extended towards the initiativestaken by the Guild to help make workplaces in  our industry safe spaces for women. We are committed to working closely with our members to ensure complete compliance with PoSH guidelines across the industry.”

Issued by:
Producers Guild of India